About Mintaro Cottage
Located in the Clare Valley’s heritage listed Mintaro, Mintaro Cottage is within easy walking distance to the township, and is equipped with everything to make your stay a comfortable one.
Mintaro Cottage was built in 1856 by William and Elizabeth Hunt who were among the earliest settlers in Mintaro. William was Mintaro’s carpenter and undertaker.
Mintaro Cottage and the old building on the southern border (still with a shingle roof under the old, corrugated iron roof) were the workshops of William and later his son John.
Mintaro Cottage was originally the Carpenter's Workshop, then it became a fuel storage depot. The floor was just dirt before its restoration in 1999 to initially become a Natural Health Clinic until it was sold and meticulously converted to Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Over the years improvements have been made and now, Lyndall Rowe and Charles Matheson are embedding their own brand of love on the cottage and gardens
Guests have exclusive use of the studio's – Redwood and Cypress, their courtyards, gardens, and off-street parking. With a mix of natural textures and comfortable furnishings both studio's are warm and inviting.
Mintaro Cottage is where we love to stay when visiting the Clare Valley and is your place to relax and rejuvenate. We hope you fall in love with Mintaro Cottage as we have.
Lyndall and Charles.
Situated in the famous Clare Valley wine region, just under 2 hours drive from Adelaide, Mintaro is a small, charming and largely untouched historic town in South Australia. Mintaro and the surrounding Clare Valley area is filled with scenic wineries, craft breweries, cafes, and restaurants to sample the best of the Clare Valley’s producers. Cycle or walk the Riesling Trail from Clare to Auburn while taking in the stunning landscape and heritage buildings.
Visitors to Mintaro and the Clare Valley can enjoy award winning wines straight from the source at Koerner or Pikes Wines. Likewise, there is no shortage of places to eat, with restaurants including The Magpie and Stump or Reillys Wines Cellar Door and Restaurant.
As South Australia's first heritage listed town, there is an abundance of history waiting to be explored in Mintaro. Take a step back in time and visit the famous sandstone Martindale House or grab an e-bike and enjoy the picturesque nearby riesling trail, passing by a variety of cellar doors and historic buildings.
If you're looking for a place to relax and soak up some history, culture, and natural beauty, then Mintaro in the Clare Valley is the perfect destination for you. Come and experience everything this historic town has to offer from Mintaro Cottage.